History Disney / BeautyAndTheBeast

3rd May '16 11:51:21 PM PaulA
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This retelling of the old fairy tale "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast" has {{Homage}}s to [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast Jean Cocteau's 1946 film]], but in its tone and divergences from both versions it becomes its own, so to speak, beast. Belle is a bookish lass in a French village who lives with her genial dad Maurice, who [[MadScientist tinkers]] with various inventions. She would be a total outcast if not for her loveliness (it's in the name, after all), and the village hero Gaston wants her as an almost literal trophy wife - but she sees him only as an oafish JerkJock.

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This retelling of the old fairy tale "Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast" has {{Homage}}s to [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946 Jean Cocteau's 1946 film]], but in its tone and divergences from both versions it becomes its own, so to speak, beast. Belle is a bookish lass in a French village who lives with her genial dad Maurice, who [[MadScientist tinkers]] with various inventions. She would be a total outcast if not for her loveliness (it's in the name, after all), and the village hero Gaston wants her as an almost literal trophy wife - but she sees him only as an oafish JerkJock.



** The fact that seemingly inanimate objects could move of their own accord (and speak in voiceover) in the Beast's castle in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast Jean Cocteau's film version]] was detailing that became the direct inspiration for the Enchanted Objects. Both versions have a villain added in the form of a man who wants to marry Belle, though this may not have been a deliberate callback to the Cocteau film.

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** The fact that seemingly inanimate objects could move of their own accord (and speak in voiceover) in the Beast's castle in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946 Jean Cocteau's film version]] was detailing that became the direct inspiration for the Enchanted Objects. Both versions have a villain added in the form of a man who wants to marry Belle, though this may not have been a deliberate callback to the Cocteau film.
3rd May '16 8:52:04 PM PaulA
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** Tony Jay's casting as the head of the insane asylum is a nod to his role as the major villain in the TV series ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

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** Tony Jay's casting as the head of the insane asylum is a nod to his role as the major villain in the TV series ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''.''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}''.
1st May '16 7:52:15 PM TitoMosquito
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1st May '16 8:41:40 AM Monolaf317
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* PrimalStance: The Beast is stuck in this pose for the first half of the movie; in fact it's kind of hard to tell just how tall he is because he spends so much time bent over. The first shot of Belle and the Beast standing face-to-face shows that while he's taller than her she can still look him directly in the eye. The ballroom scene is one of the few times he's actually standing up straight and it becomes obvious that he completely dwarfs her.

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* PrimalStance: The Beast is stuck in this pose for the first half of the movie; in fact it's kind of hard to tell just how tall he is because he spends so much time bent over. The first shot of Belle and the Beast standing face-to-face shows that while he's taller than her she can still look him directly in the eye. The ballroom scene is one of the few times he's actually standing up straight and it becomes obvious that he completely dwarfs her. And Gaston, who stands and walks upright, until near the end of the film, he reveals his evil self and starts to stand and walk like this.
29th Apr '16 6:25:58 AM owlyoudoin
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**Possibly averted. The picture in the West Wing clearly shows the prince as an adult -- but the timeline is very suspect (see WritersCannotDoMath below). She doesn't have any issue turning the children of the castle into teacups, however.
28th Apr '16 11:57:37 PM owlyoudoin
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28th Apr '16 11:55:24 PM owlyoudoin
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27th Apr '16 4:11:27 PM BobTanaka
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-->'''Beast:''' ''[[BigWhat "WHHAATT!?"]]''

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-->'''Beast:''' ''[[BigWhat "WHHAATT!?"]]''"WHAT!?"]]''
27th Apr '16 4:08:19 PM BobTanaka
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* DistantReactionShot: When the Beast is told Belle isn't coming down to dinner:
-->'''Cogsworth:''' "...She's not coming."
--> (cut to outside the room)
-->'''Beast:''' ''[[BigWhat "WHHAATT!?"]]''
24th Apr '16 10:28:57 AM jamespolk
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The film proved to be a great success at the box office and with critics; many hailing it as the best of the Disney Renaissance. It also became notable as the first animated film to be nominated for "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards. It was adapted into a stage musical in 1994. The feature also spawned a live-action educational TV series called ''Sing Me a Story with Belle'', two DirectToVideo {{midquel}}s by decade's end, is featured in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video games (with Beast and Belle kicking ass), and with Belle as one of the official {{Franchise/Disney Princess}}es, [[TheMerch the merchandise]] just keeps on coming.

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The film proved to be a great success at the box office and with critics; many hailing it as the best of the Disney Renaissance. It also became notable as the first animated film to be nominated for "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards. [[note]]It remains the only animated film to get a nomination when the field was only five films. Pixar films ''Up'' and ''Toy Story 3'' got nominations after the field was expanded to 8-10 films.[[/note]] It was adapted into a stage musical in 1994. The feature also spawned a live-action educational TV series called ''Sing Me a Story with Belle'', two DirectToVideo {{midquel}}s by decade's end, is featured in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video games (with Beast and Belle kicking ass), and with Belle as one of the official {{Franchise/Disney Princess}}es, [[TheMerch the merchandise]] just keeps on coming.
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